Less Than Three Press is celebrating their fourth birthday this month, and to help with the celebration they're hosting a bloghop featuring a bunch of awesome people. You can check out the master post here to find links to all of the other participant's blogs.
And now, without further ado, I give you my contribution to the birthday shenanigans:
As anyone who regularly spends time with me can tell you, my life revolves around books(both the reading and writing of), music, my cat, coffee, and alcohol. Now, since I can't take you out drinking, unless you want to travel to me, I decided to focus on music first.
Music to me, is less a way to my heart and more a way of life. I love, love, love music! I constantly have either my headphones in or something playing. And I love all kinds of music; pop, classical, jrock, country; anything really. Even at work I'm a musicoholic, constantly singing along with whatever random psuedo crap we've got on the in-store play loop. There's just something about music that's followed me through my life that has made it one of the unchanging facets of day-to-day me.
Back when I was an itsy little bit, I used to sing in church choirs. Did all sorts of embarrassing shows; which I'm certain my mum has on video somewhere in her house... ^^; Come fifth grade my dad got me started on playing the flute alongside him. Unlike him I continued to play, making my way through junior high in the band, and high school in marching, parade, and orchestra. Nowadays I've slacked off on my flute playing, but I do occasionally pick it up and just twiddle away a chunk of time playing whatever comes to mind.
As for 'commercial' music, you know, the stuff they play on the radio and what have you, that didn't threaten to take over my life until eight grade when I was one of the millions of unfortunate casualties to the boy band resurgence yes, I was/am a fan of Backstreet, 'N Sync, etc., and I do believe I've just dated myself. XD
*coughs* Anyway, moving along before I'm made fun of for my boy band liking...
Back when I first got going on that side of my musical addiction I used to buy cd's like they were candy, which explains the boxes of them in my closet that I need to go through, and now, with cd's losing popularity, I have to watch myself with my instant gratification kick on mp3's. I think I tend to pick up a new song every week or so these days with the convenience of the internet and itunes.
And yes, I do create soundtracks to my stories, and sometimes even character playlists. Every time I settle in to a new world, with new characters, I have to find the music that sings to them before I can really connect with them to write. I know a lot of authors find music in the background distracting while they write, but for me it's just another facet of the process.
In honor of my musical obsessions, I've got two shiny prizes I'm itching to hand out
* $10 iTunes gift card
* ebook copy of Rock 'n Roll Seraphim by yours truly
To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me what your favorite song/artist is currently. Don't forget to leave me an e-mail so I can contact you. :3
I'll draw a pair of winners at the end of LT3's celebration, on April 14th, and will contact the winners. First one to reply gets first dibs on which prize they want. ^^
*raises a glass in toast* Happy birthday Less Than Three! Thank you for everything so far, and here's to a long continuing relationship together!
<3 Lacie J